The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and HowIt's Transforming the American Economy (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 19, 2006 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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Wal-Mart isn’t just the world’s biggest company, it is probably the world’s most written-about. But no book until this one has managed to penetrate its wall of silence or go beyond the usual polemics to analyze its actual effects on its customers, workers, and suppliers. Drawing on unprecedented interviews with former Wal-Mart executives and a wealth of staggering data (e.g., Americans spend $36 million an hour at Wal-Mart stores, and in 2004 its growth alone was bigger than the total revenue of 469 of the Fortune 500), The Wal-Mart Effect is an intimate look at a business that is dramatically reshaping our lives.
  

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It's a well-researched non-fiction. - Goodreads
Very accessible style of writing. - Goodreads
Writing aside, the subject matter is also interesting. - Goodreads
Fishman has done extensive research for this book. - Goodreads

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I must admit up front that I have never been in a Wal-Mart store and there is no Wal-Mart store anywhere near where I live. My second disclaimer is I absolutely hate to shop; I rush in and obtain the ... Read full review

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A fair take on Wal-Mart, and by extension the practices of many big businesses. What is Wal-Mart's responsibility outside of Everyday Low Prices? Where has it made a huge difference and where has it ... Read full review

Contents

MAKING SPRINKLERS
GETTING WORRIED
GETTING FIRED
A Note on Sources
Sam Waltons TenPound Bass
Makin Bacon a WalMart Fairy Tale
The Squeeze
The Man Who Said No to WalMart
What Do We Actually Know About WalMart?
Salmon Shirts and the Meaning of Low Prices
The Power of Pennies
WalMart and the Decent Society
Peoria September 2005
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Charles Ades Fishman created the Visiting Writers Program at Farmingdale State College, in 1979, and also created the Distinguished Speakers Program for the college, in 2001. He was final judge for the 1998 Capricorn Poetry Award, founder and coordinator of the Paumanok Poetry Award competition, and series editor for the Water Mark Poets of North America Book Award, and he has also served as poetry consultant to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, since 1995. He is currently poetry editor of PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators. His books include IN THE PATH OF LIGHTNING: SELECTED POEMS (2012), BLOOD TO REMEMBER: AMERICAN POETS ON THE HOLOCAUST (2007), CHOPIN'S PIANO (2006), all from Time Being Books, Country of Memory (Uccelli Press, 2004), and The Death Mazurka (Texas Tech University Press, 1989), an ALA/Choice "Outstanding Book of the Year" that was nominated for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Water Under Water (2009) and In the Language of Women (2011), both from Casa de Snapdragon, are his two most recent collections.

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